Keelboat

Star Sailors League retun to Nassau FULL STORY HERE

The Star Sailors League Finals returns to the Nassau Yacht Club between the 2 and 7 December for the second consecutive year, this time with a fleet of 20 boats. In addition to great Olympian and Star sailors such as: Robert Scheidt (BRA), Torben Grael (BRA), Freddy Loof (SWE), Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) and Xavier Rohart (FRA) there will be Britain's 470 Class silver medallist Luke Patience and Finn World Champion Giles Scott, both new to Star sailing.

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G New
26 November 2014 22:21 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race fleet alerted to tropical storm FULL STORY HERE

MeteoFrance, the international weather forecasters, have raised the alert on an approaching tropical storm in the next 24 hours for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet in the Indian Ocean. The tropical storm could even pick up to become a cyclone but, similarly, could peter out into a depression. Either way, the winds are likely to be high, according to Infante, with a worst case of gusts of up to 70 knots, which is more than the one-design Volvo Ocean 65s have faced so far. UPDATE 20:00 HRS - Dongfeng, currently in 4th place have a technical problem with the mast track of the Chinese entry that has added to the stress for Charles Caudrelier and his crew. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for the team.

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G New
26 November 2014 18:47 GMT
Dinghy

RYA actively seeking commercial partners FULL STORY HERE

As they enter the latest high profile Olympic classes event, the ISAF World Cup Finals in Abu Dhabi, the Royal Yachting Association announced that they are actively seeking commercial partners to provide investment towards its ambitious medal-winning plans. And to this end have appointed Corbis Entertainment as its commercial agency to work on securing a title partner for the British Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes.
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G New
26 November 2014 17:43 GMT
America's Cup

Gothenburg to host America’s Cup World Series event FULL STORY HERE

In addition to the America’s Cup World Series events to be held in Portsmouth, UK, Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg will host an America’s Cup World Series event during the weekend of 28 - 30 August 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Langedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen.
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G New
26 November 2014 10:49 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Morning Report Wednesday 26 Nov FULL STORY HERE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing remains the most westerly of the Volvo OCean Race fleet and the leader. Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker admitted that it was not necessarily his team's intention to go it alone, but they have continued to trust in their decision to be the most westerly boat, and that has meant that they have gotten the most out of the high winds from the low pressure system, as well as avoiding the ridge that the rest of the teams have had to negotiate.

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G New
26 November 2014 6:16 GMT
Olympic

ISAF World Cup Finals - Britain's best FULL STORY HERE

Live from Abu Dhabi . . . "Once again Britain's best on top of the world" . . . No, not our sailing team. That was the BBC presenter as Lewis Hamilton stood on the top of the podium in the Yas Marina Circuit and the National Anthem played. But let us hope that emotional scene will be repeated over the coming days as the great and good of the British Sailing Team sweep the titles at the inagural ISAF World Cup Finals.

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G New
25 November 2014 20:40 GMT
America's Cup

America's Cup races confirmed for Portsmouth FULL STORY HERE

It has been confirmed that America's Cup World Series (ACWS) races will take place off Portsmouth from 23-26 July 2015 and 21-24 July 2016. All six of the America's Cup teams will compete in the ACWS event which is one of up to 10 regattas being held around the world during 2015 and 2016. As well as the holders, Oracle Team USA, crews from Sweden, the UK, Italy, France and New Zealand are due to take part.


G New
25 November 2014 11:34 GMT
Offshore

Garmin Hamble Winter Series - Rain, Rain and more Rain FULL STORY HERE

Winter finally made an appearance in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on the penultimate race day of 2014. Up to this point we’ve had unseaasonal warmth, but the weather gods made up for this with a cold, gusty and unbelievably wet day on the water. The rain began at around midnight, and competitors awoke to it hammering on their windows. It didn’t let up all day!

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Ben Meakins
25 November 2014 18:24 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Morning Report Tuesday 25 Nov FULL STORY HERE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) took the lead on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race around 22:00 hrs Monday night and has maintained a slim advantage over MAPFRE, with Team Brunel and Dongfeng Race Team forming the leading group. Team Alvimedica and Team Vestas Wind are some 13 nm adrift of the leaders with Team SCA 37 nm off the lead, completeing the tight fleet.

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G New
25 November 2014 6:09 GMT